Day 27: Woombah to Wardell - A happy ride around Australia (second attempt) - CycleBlaze

March 13, 2021

Day 27: Woombah to Wardell

Start: 8:10am
Distance: 64kms
Ride time: 3:45hrs
Average: 17km/hr
Max: 40km/hr 
Finish: 2pm

This morning as I was packing up, another kind camper invited me to breakfast. A small group have breakfast together. This place feels like a big friendly family. I declined as I had already eaten some cereal.

The ground here was very wet and I'm pleased to report the tarp did its job and there was no water inside my tent. 

I spent half of today's ride on the noisy freeway. It was okay. A nice wide shoulder all for me.
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I stopped at the New Italy Museum.
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And enjoyed a cold milkshake and a bolognese toasted roll. An excellent second breakfast.
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After about 40kms, I turned off the freeway and on to Blackwell Drive. It borders the Richmond River.
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The area is very wet.
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I passed the edge of this Park briefly.
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I passed the Broadwater Sugar Mill.
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There was lots of sugar cane again and a small amount of this crop which is unknown to me.
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Bill ShaneyfeltMaybe soybeans. Couldn't find a link with really good pictures, but this one might help.

http://www.pulseaus.com.au/blog/post/2018-19-soybean-grey-soil-bundaberg
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Vince McCarthyThanks Bill. I think you're right. Great link. I liked that it had the plant at different ages. Thank you.
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Bill later identified this as soybean.  Thanks Bill!

Crossing the Richmond River.
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Today's tree pic.
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Veronica JoinerLove the wrinkles
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what tree is it? that ground cover isn't part of it right?
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Vince McCarthyI don't think this is a native tree. It looked a bit like an oak. The plants at the bottom are bromiliads.
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2 months ago
Sandalwood van and leisure park. $24.
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Today's ride: 64 km (40 miles)
Total: 1,388 km (862 miles)

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